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Good but not great
Reviewed in Australia on 20 June 2021
I read the original Stephen King short story back in the 70's. This version, while competent, is greatly expanded, and very obviously Hollywoodized, with clearly defined heroes and villains. The villains, of course, get their come-uppance either during the story or at the end of the movie. All very pat. And very unlike real life. And very unlike the original story, which had no such vibe. The changes no doubt pleased a lot of audiences, but I think it's weaker as a result.